The Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm and Arts Fall Tour will have open sites and live demos Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all around Waldo County. Everyone is invited to enjoy the richness of art, culture and agriculture in and around 26 coastal and rural Midcoast communities, all within 30 to 45 minutes driving time from Belfast.

Developed by the Belfast Creative Coalition, the tour includes open studios, farm tours and special workshops and demonstrations. Visitors are encouraged to bring their families and visit the farms, artists’ working in their studios, see a glass blowing demonstration or learn how to make soap. All the sites are marked on the Cultivate Fall Tour map, and Hannah Quimby has made Cultivate site street signs.

Maps, suggested routes and demonstration listings can be found online at; the website has full descriptions, hours, images and suggested nearby attractions. Printed maps also are available at the Belfast Chamber Visitor Center, 14 Main St., up until the tour weekend. The weekend of the tour, printed maps will be available at the Cultivate Tour Headquarters at the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.

Belfast Creative Coalition is a nonprofit cultivating arts and culture in the Belfast area through coordination and promotion. The Cultivate Fall Tour has been made possible by grants through the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Community Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Maine Farmland Trust, the Quimby Foundation, Waldo County Commissioners Office and the City of Belfast. Maps are made possible by media sponsor Courier Publications, LLC.

For more information, contact BCC Executive Director Kimberly Callas at or 323-8692.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or